Network Advocates Network Security Scan

Network Advocates network security scan is a quick and safe way to scan your network for open ports.

The need to secure your connection to the Internet can be compared to the need to secure your physical assets. Your building has a street address, but also has front and rear doors, windows, vents, inner doors, locking file cabinets, safes, etc. If you accidentally left the front door open and the cash-box unlocked, you would see this and take steps so as to prevent a loss. Likewise, your Internet connection has an address (called an IP address), and also has front/rear doors, windows, etc., which are called "ports". But unlike the physical world, you can only "see" if these ports/doors are "open" via a computerized test.

As with any security issue, prevention is cheaper than a cure. Clicking the button below tests the first thousand or so ports to see if there's anything left open. If this is the case, then you should know why. If unsure, you should discuss it with a computer professional - either your own or you're encouraged to call us at Network Advocates, "experts you trust."

This scan is a quick, 3 step process:

  • Click the "Run Scan" button below.
  • Network Advocates' network scanner will probe the computer network at your location.
  • Report the results back to you in a few minutes via your browser.


Please consider the following:

Your use of Network Advocates Internet network testing constitutes your FORMAL PERMISSION for us to conduct these tests and requests our transmission of Internet packets to your computer. If our systems find your network has ports ("doors") open to the Internet, you should ensure you know these ports are open and that the computer systems that communicate via these ports are secure. If your network uses a firewall that logs contacts by other systems, it will report probes from our IP address: This is part of Network Advocates IP range, and these packets WILL NOT BE ANY FORM OF MALICIOUS INTRUSION ATTEMPT OR ATTACK on your network.


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